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David Hotz to receive New Mexico State University's Crouch Award

David Hotz, assistant director of campus activities at New Mexico State University, has been selected to receive the Ralph B. Crouch Memorial Award.



David Hotz, assistant director of campus activities at New Mexico State University, has been selected to receive the Ralph B. Crouch Memorial Award. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)


Hotz will receive the $2,000 award from President Michael Martin at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the New Mexico Room of Corbett Center Student Union.

He was nominated by NMSU's Greek community for his outstanding role as coordinator for Greek life and his effort to expand the Greek community to include more than 10 new organizations.

"When Hotz came to NMSU there were only the Inter-Fraternity, Panhellenic and All-Greek councils. Everything else we have achieved is due to his energy and enthusiasm," said student regent Sherry Kamali and Panhellenic Council president Adriane Wise in a nomination letter submitted on behalf of NMSU's Greek community.

Hotz arrived at NMSU in 1994 as the first full-time coordinator for Greek life. He has been the assistant director of campus activities since 1995. Under his supervision, NMSU's Panhellenic Council has received two National Panhellenic Conference awards in leadership and overall excellence, and the Greek community has been awarded 48 regional and national awards.

The Greek community at NMSU looks to him as a role model.

"He is someone that anyone can go to and someone that exemplifies all that we are trying to be as sorority and fraternity members," the nomination letter stated. "David Hotz's outstanding contributions go well beyond day-to-day activities and make him deserving of this prestigious recognition."

The award is named in honor of Ralph B. Crouch, a former head of the university's mathematics department and former associate dean of the graduate school. It is given each year to a current or living former NMSU employee who has made an outstanding contribution to the university community.